Employers not only have responsibility to foster a psychologically safe and supportive culture, they should also think about how the benefits they offer help employees live better lives. (image: Shutterstock)

Supporting mental health in the workplace continues to gain traction as proponents become more vocal, especially millennial workers. While there’s been greater awareness when it comes to employer responsibility to address the mental well-being of their employees, more needs to be done. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 18 percent of American adults suffer from some form of mental illness. Additionally, mental health issues among working adults have cost employers more than $500 billion dollars in lost productivity annually due to absenteeism, presenteeism and turnover.

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